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Our Community: Endowment honours TLC volunteer

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“…The Land Conservancy of British Columbia has created a $100,000 endowment fund in honour of a longtime volunteer.

The Jack Eldridge Memorial Fund for Abkhazi Garden honours the contribution of Jack Eldridge, a conservancy member of 18 years who died in October….”

Author: Pedro Arrais
Date of Article: April 2, 2017
Source: Times Colonist
Website: http://www.timescolonist.com/life/islander/our-community-endowment-honours-tlc-volunteer-1.13753604

Fred Lee’s Social Network: Rhythms of India tunes into cancer fight; dining out for Loving Spoonfuls, chefs

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“…Three quarters of the world’s cancer burden is in developing countries.

While we are so blessed to live in a country where access to leading cancer research, treatments and education is readily available, other countries are far more challenged….”

Author: Fred Lee
Date of Article: April 1, 2017
Source: The Province
Website: http://theprovince.com/opinion/columnists/fred-lees-social-network-rhythms-of-india-tunes-into-cancer-fight-dining-out-for-loving-spoonfuls-chefs

Fundraiser fetches $450,000 to treat eating disorders in Metro Vancouver

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“…A Vancouver non-profit successfully raised hundreds of thousands of dollars Friday night to help treat eating disorders in Metro Vancouver.

The Looking Glass Foundation held its 13th annual fundraiser gala at the Rocky Mountaineer Station, raising $450,000 in funds to support their residential treatment facility and other programs, including a new peer support program designed as a new model for mental health treatment….”

Author: Jill Slattery
Date of Article: April 1, 2017
Source: Global News
Website: http://globalnews.ca/news/3351144/looking-glass-fundraiser-eating-disorders-metro-vancouver/

Artists in Prince George residency exchange volunteer time for studio space

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“…A unique residency model gives artists a chance to advance their practice while volunteering their time in downtown Prince George, in northern British Columbia. The goal, according to program curator Justin Langlois, is to offer artists, who may have a socially conscious practice, an opportunity to apply their skills to directly help the community….”

Author: Anqi Shen
Date of Article: March 31, 2017
Source: University Affairs
Website: http://www.universityaffairs.ca/news/news-article/artists-prince-george-residency-exchange-volunteer-time-studio-space/

Stressed? Vancouver psychiatrist Dr. Shimi Kang has a prescription for you

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“…Are you feeling stressed/overwhelmed/exhausted by all the demands on your time?

Psychiatrist and author Dr. Shimi Kang is willing to write you a prescription: volunteer.

“We are hardwired to give and not just be consumers,” she told the Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland luncheon on Thursday….”

Author: Martha Perkins
Date of Article: March 30, 2017
Source: Vancouver Courier
Website: http://www.vancourier.com/news/stressed-vancouver-psychiatrist-dr-shimi-kang-has-a-prescription-for-you-1.13545219

Purple nets help raise awareness for Big Brothers

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“…Purple basketball nets are popping up across the city.

It’s part of the Purple Net Project, an initiative by Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver that aims to show the need for volunteers. The organization, which pairs young boys with an older male role model, is looking for 23 Big Brothers and 50 in-school mentors from Burnaby….”

Author: Tereza Verenca
Date of Article: March 28, 2017
Source: Burnaby Now
Website: http://www.burnabynow.com/community/purple-nets-help-raise-awareness-for-big-brothers-1.13210491

Unsung Hero: Local legion volunteer gives back

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“…PORT COQUITLAM (NEWS 1130) – Congratulations to our Unsung Hero Beverly Maudatsos. She was nominated by George Dixon. Take a look at his story.

Bev has been a member of the Port Coquitlam Branch #133 of the Royal Canadian Legion for the past 10 years….”

Date of Article: March 27, 2017
Source: News 1130
Website: http://www.news1130.com/2017/03/27/unsung-hero-local-legion-volunteer-gives-back/

Big Brothers eye slam dunk with basketball net campaign

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“…VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – As excitement for March Madness continues to ramp up, purple basketball nets are popping up in parks across Metro Vancouver to raise awareness for the Big Brothers.

The group has put up more than 100 nets on bare hoops to symbolize the number of volunteers they need….”

Author: Lasia Kretzel
Date of Article: March 26, 2017
Source: News 1130
Website: http://www.news1130.com/2017/03/26/big-brothers-eyes-slam-dunk-basketball-net-campaign/

From mountains to hospitals: North Shore Rescue member headed to Haiti

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“…North Shore Rescue volunteers spend countless hours helping those in need in B.C., and now one member in particular is about to embark on a unique mission to help others in Haiti.

North Vancouver resident Kayla Brolly is an emergency room nurse, NSR crew member, and volunteer with the Canadian non-profit Broken Earth. On Monday night she will be heading to Haiti with the charity’s Lower Mainland branch, comprised of medical professionals offering care to those who need it the most….”

Date of Article: March 26, 2017
Source: CTV News
Website: http://bc.ctvnews.ca/from-mountains-to-hospitals-north-shore-rescue-member-headed-to-haiti-1.3341833

Seniors advocate recognized for service to community

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“…“Do what you can while you’re still standing.”

That’s the advice seniors advocate Lorna Gibbs had for the crowd gathered at the South Vancouver Neighbourhood House Feb. 23, to celebrate her Medal of Good Citizenship awarded by Vancouver-Fraserview MLA Suzanne Anton, on behalf of Premier Christy Clark….”

Author: Sandra Thomas
Date of Article: March 15, 2017
Source: Vancouver Courier
Website: http://www.vancourier.com/living/seniors-advocate-recognized-for-service-to-community-1.11902433

One thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.

Albert Schweitzer